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Dennis 'Denny' Huston

Dennis 'Denny' Huston

Clark College
Class of 1993

Denny Huston’s 40+ year love affair with athletics started when he was a teenager. As a point guard on the Camas Jr. High basketball team, he was the leader on the floor. Since then Denny has played and coached at the junior college level, NAIA, small college, and Division I level.

Denny graduated from Camas HS in 1959 and then went on to Clark College to continue his academic and athletic career. He was an all-star member of the Penguin basketball team and then graduated from Clark in 1961.

Often overlooked are Huston's extensive academic achievements. After Clark, he earned an undergraduate degree in 1963 and then a master’s degree in ’65 from Western Washington University. He was well on his way to a Doctorate in Biomechanics at Washington State University when it struck him that he could have more immediate success sticking to basketball.

He then returned to Clark as assistant and subsequently head basketball coach for four years. And preceding his great NCAA coaching run was also a teaching gig at Clark College in the math department. Future coaching positions took him to the University of Washington, University of Wyoming, Western Washington, Stanford University and Weber State. He retired from coaching as head basketball coach at Weber State in Utah in 1991.

Denny was an integral partner in the formation of the Penguin Athletic Club (PAC) in 1996. He is a former PAC president and currently a strong supporter of Clark College and Penguin athletics. In 2008, Denny came out of retirement to help out the Clark Athletic department and assumed the role of Interim Athletic Director. He held that position until 2011.

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